This means the tire tread is starting to separate from the tire. It develops when air gets between the inner liner of the tire and the tread. This can be caused by improper flat repairs, hitting huge pot holes in the road and problems during manufacture. Symptoms include: your vehicle feels like it’s doing the … Read more
Got a rattle in the front end of your Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country driving you nuts? Here’s your problem. Sway bar bushings and links are notorious for causing rattles on Caravans and a lot of other vehicles too.
Up till yesterday I was not convinced that changing power steering fluid was a valid service. But after installing a new power steering pump and hoses in a 2004 Ford Ranger yesterday, I’m convinced that changing the power steering fluid is in fact a good thing to do. The truck I was working on had … Read more
I do a lot of alignments for other shops here in town after they’ve replaced frontend parts. Sometimes they bring the vehicle to me and sometimes they just send the customer to me. One alignment I did last week had everything but the kitchen sink replaced on the front suspension. And still had a noise … Read more
If you have a Tacoma and you’re tired of buying rotors. Maybe you should upgrade your trucks brakes to slotted rotors. I’ve tested these on a number of Tacomas and 4Runners over the years and slotted rotors hold up far better than stock rotors. What’s the difference between slotted and non-slotted rotors? The slots vent … Read more
Our 2006 Honda has had a mysterious buzz in what felt like the steering wheel only when turning sharply in a parking lot or making a U-turn. This has been going on for a few months and I just haven’t had time to deal with it until today. What’s funny is I really thought it … Read more
It’s not unusual to replace front brake pads every 10,000 miles if you live up Kaloko or at the bottom of Papa Bay or off Mahilani and your vehicle has an automatic transmission. Vehicles with a stick shift don’t eat brakes like those with automatics do. For my customers that live or travel in these … Read more
Most people don’t know what a worn brake pad looks like. Or for that matter a new one. Here is a photo of both recently taken in our shop. On the left is a worn brake pad with about 3 millimeters of brake pad left. On the right is a new brake pad with 10 … Read more
A lot of folks ask me what is… a rack and pinion or a camber kit for example. I’ve added description’s of them to our website here: Click What is? I will continue to add descriptions as the photo opps come available in the shop from day to day.
Did you know that Costco does not do wheel alignment? After you install new tires you should always have the alignment checked. Costco will balance the new tires when they install them, but again they don’t do alignments. Call today for a free alignment check. We’ll get you and get you out in about an … Read more